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Chant’e Catt: It took a while, but I came around to The Village

As a student housing advocate, and a student who experienced homelessness with her year-and-a-half-old child, veteran boyfriend and two well-behaved dogs for 16 weeks, not because we had no money or did not plan as many like to think. It has taken me almost a year of fighting against The Village project, to fully accepting

Union Editorial: Approve The Village

The current, third version of the massively revised “The Village” student housing project deserves approval by the Arcata City Council. It’s a good project. Recent upgrades to the project have ameliorated its biggest problems – the initially overwhelming scale and the cruel impacts it posed to residents of Maple Lane. Those were genuine dealbreakers that

Susan Ornelas: The Village’s shortcomings and possibilities

Mad River Union ARCATA – Councilmember Susan Ornelas is one of two members of the City Council who have announced opposition to The Village student housing project. Councilmember Brett Watson has stated that he opposes the project because it is not sited within Humboldt State’s campus borders. A four-person council is considering The Village, since

‘Village’ morphs, opposition adapts

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA –The City Council last week took up the matter of The Village student housing project. The project introduced to the council was heavily revised from the proposal the Planning Commission had not approved. Along with physical changes to the buildings and layout, the operational paradigm shifted as well,

A newly redesigned ‘The Village’ finally reaches the City Council

More but smaller residential buildings, fewer residents, more parking, solar panels, complex moved to the east away from Westwood Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Arcata City Council will take two nights this week to ponder The Village, the student housing project proposed for the Craftsmans Mall site on St. Louis Road.

Humboldt State and developers of The Village are closely coordinating after all

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The proposed “The Village” student housing project will finally reach the City Council June 6 after failing to gain the endorsement of the Planning Commission. The council hearing will be a public culmination of extensive behind-the-scenes preparation by both advocates and opponents – much of it purposefully

Whatever is decided, The Village will make Arcata planning history

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA – The Planning Commission held another marathon hearing on The Village student housing project last week, pondering the project’s Environmental Impact Report, permits and terms of a Development Agreement. The Village is a proposed 240-unit, 800-bed new student housing development in the Sunset Neighborhood on St. Louis Road

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